U.S. for-hire transportation - employment by type 1990-2018

The timeline shows the employment in U.S. for-hire transportation establishments from 1990 to 2018, with a breakdown by transportation type. In 2018, some 49,000 people were employed in U.S. pipeline transportation.

Employment in U.S. for-hire transportation establishments from 1990 to 2018, by transportation type (in 1,000s)*

YearTruck transportationWarehousing and storageSupport activities for transportation**Couriers and messengersAir transportationRail transportationWater transportationPipeline transportation
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Annual averages. Primarily serving freight. Including transportation and warehousing.
** Industries in the support activities for transportation subsector provide services that support transportation. These services may be provided to transportation carrier establishments or to the general public. This subsector includes a wide array of establishments, including air traffic control services

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